Title: Secure human face authentication for mobile e-government transactions

Authors: Rachid Benlamri, Wael Adi, Ali Al-Qayedi, Ali Dawood

Addresses: Department of Software Engineering, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Rd, Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 5E1, Canada. ' IDA, Technical University of Braunschweig, Hans-Sommer St. 66, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany. ' Department of Computer Engineering, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, P.O. Box 573 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. ' Department of Computer Engineering, Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research, P.O. Box 573 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: This paper describes a joint biometric-cryptographic authentication system for mobile e-government transactions. The system can be used to verify, prove, and enforce |mobile contracts|. The proposed system offers a cryptographical mutually-authenticated image exchange and face identification scheme, as well as remote signing of documents by transferring an authenticated image for personal face and signature operation. The system integrates two physically secured entities, a mobile device camera and a smart-card, both certified by some authority to enable undeniable visualised |mobile signature|. The result is a secured, traceable e-government infeasible-to-clone virtual person in a form that can be seen as a trustable |e-officer|.

Keywords: human face identification; mobile communication; mobile computing; mobile communications; ubiquitous computing; secure electronic signature; cryptography; security; human face authentication; e-government; electronic government; biometrics; mobile contracts; image exchange; remote signing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2010.030521

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2010 Vol.8 No.1, pp.71 - 87

Published online: 20 Dec 2009 *

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